Langley school superintendent Gord Stewart. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT: To the Langley graduates…

In a message to the Class of 2020, Gord Stewart encourages grads to create a positive legacy

by Gord Stewart/Special to Langley Advance Times

On behalf of the Langley School District Leadership Team, I would like to extend our congratulations to the grads of 2020.


Despite challenging circumstances, you all continue to impress our community with your courage, resilience, work ethic, commitment to excellence, and support for the community.

Your legacy should not be diminished by COVID-19.

While we are all saddened by the impact this virus has had on year-end celebrations, we remain thankful for those who have not had to endure the challenges to health and economic circumstances many have faced.

The relationships you have established with your school staff and friends will not be undermined by the difficulties we are facing today.

Though this year will certainly be a turning point in history, it will never eliminate the power of the human spirit.

You will be entering a world that is going to operate significantly different, socially and economically. Technology will continue to play a significant role in the workforce and how we connect with each other. There will be many opportunities in this world, and you will play an essential role in shaping this new environment.

The skills you have developed with respect to critical thinking, literacy, numeracy, creativity, and innovation will serve you well.

In addition, your sense of social responsibility, support for an inclusive society, and focus on personal wellness will be equally important in the days that lie ahead.

Grads, please take time to thank those who have supported you on your educational journey.

I know there have been many who have shared in the challenges and accomplishments you have experienced during your transition from Kindergarten to Grade 12.

I hope you continue to stay connected with school staff who have made a difference in your life.

I wish all of you a future where you remain healthy, find a rewarding career path, stay connected to the community you choose to live in, and create a positive legacy for the future.

– Gord Stewart is the superintendent of the Langley school district



Is there more to this story?


Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter


CoronavirusGraduation 2020Langley

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Vandals deface Aldergrove elementary school with racist slur, male genitalia

Langley School District confirms it has filed a report with the Langley RCMP

‘Our hands are tied’: Langley Good Times Cruise-In announces cancellation due to COVID-19

People are encouraged to donate to the chosen Langley charities online, said Cruise-In director

Sources receives $70K from SurreyCares

Funds will help with warehouse space for food programs in Surrey, White Rock, Langley

Conservationists in race against time to rehabilitate grizzly cubs transferred to Aldergrove zoo

‘Let them be assessed now before their fate is sealed,’ urges B.C. conservationist Barb Murray

Pink flags on Langley church grounds raise awareness about sex-selective abortion

On Saturday, 1,000 pink flags will be placed on the lawn of Christ Covenant Church

B.C. sees 25 new COVID-19 cases, community exposure tracked

One death, outbreaks remain in two long-term care facilities

VIDEO: Vancouver Island cat missing 18 months reunited with family

Blue the cat found at Victoria museum 17 kilometres from home

VIDEO: Alberta man rescues baby eagle believed to be drowning in East Kootenay lake

Brett Bacon was boating on a lake in Windermere when he spotted the baby eagle struggling in the water

Police nab three impaired drivers in one night in Maple Ridge

Ridge Meadows RCMP served 80 impaired driving infractions in June

B.C.’s COVID-19 job recovery led by tourism, finance minister says

Okanagan a bright spot for in-province visitor economy

National Kitten Day aka the ‘purrfect’ day to foster a new friend

July 10 marks National Kitten Day, a special day to celebrate all things kittens

Lower Mainland YouTubers claim to be Kelowna display toilet ‘poopers’

RCMP can not speak to legitimacy of video, will be investigating

Haida matriarchs occupy ancient villages as fishing lodges reopen to visitors

‘Daughters of the rivers’ say occupation follows two fishing lodges reopening without Haida consent

Conservatives say police should be called into investigate WE charity scandal

Trudeau is already under investigation by the ethics commissioner for potential conflict of interest

Most Read